FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Rain and cool weather greeted the Arkansas Razorbacks’ return to the practice fields Sunday after a pair of off days.
The Razorbacks resumed their preparation for their upcoming game against the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers. Arkansas spent two hours on the practice fields working on team and individual work and capped the practice with conditioning drills.
“It was good to get our guys back and out here working after the open date,” Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt said. “I thought we came out here with good focus. We had a very good practice today and you could tell that everybody was fresh after some off time.”
Nutt said a pair of Razorbacks were unable to attend Sunday’s practice due to travel delays.
“Chris Houston had some plane problems getting back here as did Desmond Williams,” Nutt commented.
Addressing the offensive line, Nutt said freshmen Nate Garner and Matt Gilbow got additional work in over the two off days and each displayed a strong work ethic.
“They have been doing a great job,” Nutt said. “I really appreciate their attitude and their willingness to do a little extra. We had some good meetings this weekend and we feel good about them.”
Regarding this week’s opponent, Nutt said the Tigers’ team speed is obvious when looking at their game film.
“They are a great football team,” Nutt said. “I don’t see too many weaknesses at any one spot, offensively or defensively. They have great speed. They are not as big as they have been in the past, but they are very, very fast.”
Arkansas travels to Auburn this weekend for a game that will be nationally televised by CBS. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m.
The Razorbacks have won two of the last three meetings against the Tigers including a 38-17 victory in Auburn in 2002.